Baikal coast: KBZHD, healing springs of Arshan and a meeting with a shaman

This tour contains, perhaps, all the sights of the capital of Eastern Siberia, the south of the Sacred Lake and the so-called "Siberian Switzerland". 

To get acquainted with the city of Irkutsk and Lake Baikal, impressions will be added from an amazing architectural masterpiece – the Circum-Baikal Railway, the mountain peaks of the Eastern Sayans stretching into the sky, bubbling waterfalls, clean taiga air of the Tunka Valley combined with ancient legends, legends and beliefs. 

And you will get to know them by traveling on buses, by ferry, by rail and on foot. 

Location

Irkutsk
from
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Duration
8 Days
7 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 24 – 31 Aug
    • 7 – 14 Sep
    • 21 – 28 Sep
    • 5 – 12 Oct
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    7 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 25 people
Minimum age
1 years old
Group meet at
Irkutsk
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Ethnic lunch
Let's try delicious Buryat dishes at a stylized national dinner
Meeting with a shaman
We will take part in the performance of one of the ancient rituals
The Golden Buckle of Russia
We will see impressive tunnels and bridges, as well as learn about the history of construction and the unique features of the road
The healing power of Arshan
We will collect healing water, and we will also be able to purchase local medicinal herbs for literally all diseases
Baikal fish
You will be offered all the variety of Baikal fish, cooked in various ways

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - The day of the beginning of the journey and exploring Lake Baikal

    The day of the beginning of the journey and exploring Lake Baikal. 

    10:00 Gathering of the group at the Irkutsk airport. 

    Transfer to the village. Listvyanka (65 km, ~ 1 hour).

    In Listvyanka, we will take a sightseeing tour of the village with a visit to the observation deck of the famous Shaman stone, listen to the romantic legend of Lake Baikal, visit the current Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas. St. Nicholas the Wonderworker is the patron saint of all travelers and navigators. 

    Those who want to learn more about Lake Baikal can go on an excursion to the Baikal Ecological Museum (for an additional fee), where there are many exhibits telling about the inhabitants of Lake Baikal, they can even be seen live in aquariums located in the museum.

    For indefatigable travelers, there is an opportunity to take a boat ride on Lake Baikal (for an additional fee), walk or ATV (for an additional fee), along the forest shore of this picturesque lake. 

    Pay attention to the purity of the water, the transparency of which can be assessed by looking at the water from the height of the coastal cliffs. 

    This eventful day will end with a visit to the souvenir market adjacent to the fish rows, where you will be offered all the variety of Baikal fish cooked in various ways.

    We assure you, you will not resist the temptation to try Baikal delicacies!

    Accommodation at the hotel.

    Meals included: lunch at the hotel.

    Sightseeing tour of Listvyanka.

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  • Day 2 - Sightseeing tour of the KBZHD
  • Day 3 - Transfer to Arshan resort. Tunka Valley. Kultuk observation deck. Excursion program in the city of Slyudyanka
  • Day 4 - Sightseeing tour of the Arshan resort. Walking tour along the forest road to Datsan – Buryat Buddhist temple
  • Day 5 - Tunka Valley Tour
  • Day 6 - Transfer to Irkutsk
  • Day 7 - Excursion program in the village Ust-Orda
  • Day 8 - Sightseeing tour of the city of Irkutsk. Excursion to the Znamensky Monastery. Departure home
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    7 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale

The tour provides accommodation in hotels in Irkutsk (2 nights), Listvyanka (1 night), Kultuk (1 night), Arshan (3 nights) on the basis of double accommodation.

The cost of the tour for 1 person, depending on the accommodation, RUB.:

Double roomExtra charge for a single room
91 00023 000

The possible accommodation options are presented below, check with the manager for more details when booking.

Angara Hotel or similar 2 nights

The Angara Hotel is located in the historical center of Irkutsk. The distance to the railway station is 2 kilometers, to the airport is 8 kilometers. The hotel is located opposite Kirov Square, in the center of the cultural and business life of Irkutsk.

The Angara Hotel is at your service:
- 2 restaurants (Chinese, European cuisine)
- Cafe
- Beauty salon
- Dental office
- Luggage storage
- ATM
- VIP Billiard Club
- Bar

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Camping hotel "Last Century" or GC "Parus" 1 night
GK "Chersky Peak" or similar 1 night
Irkut Hotel or similar 3 nights

Tour conditions

Group
up to 25 tourists
Minimum age
1 years old
Duration
8 days 7 nights
Group meets at
Irkutsk

Included in price

  • accommodation in hotels in Irkutsk (2 nights), Listvyanka (1 night), Kultuk (1 night), Arshan (3 nights) on the basis of double accommodation;
  • meals according to the program:
  • Day 1 – lunch;
  • Day 2 – breakfast, lunch, dinner;
  • Day 3 – breakfast, lunch, dinner;
  • Day 4 – breakfast, dinner;
  • Day 5 – breakfast, dinner;
  • Day 6 – breakfast;
  • Day 7 – breakfast, lunch;
  • Day 8 – breakfast.
  • all transfers and excursions according to the program (except those indicated for an additional feepayment);
  • services of local guides for the excursion program;
  • entrance tickets to the museums according to the program (except those indicated for an additional fee.payment);
  • a ticket for a tourist train on the KBZHD.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Irkutsk and back;
  • meals not specified in the tour program;
  • additional excursions;
  • accident insurance (issued independently if necessary).

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • medical preparations for individual needs;
  • documents: passport, insurance policy (medical);
  • comfortable sports shoes: rubber boots, light sneakers, replaceable shoes (light sneakers or sneakers), slates;
  • sportswear for hot and cool weather:
    • The jacket is windproof, waterproof;
    • raincoat;
    • warm tracksuit (sweatshirt, pants);
    • T-shirts with long (from sunburn) and short sleeves;
    • gloves;
    • sports trousers;
    • socks.
  • Headdress: cap, panama hat (with visor);
  • towel;
  • lantern;
  • personal hygiene products;
  • repellents;
  • for photo and video equipment, take care of an airtight package in case of rain.
Are plane tickets included in the price of the tour?
Is insurance included in the price of the tour?

Dates and Prices

  • US$ 1 034
    24 – 31 Aug 8 days 7 nights
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  • US$ 1 034
    7 – 14 Sep 8 days 7 nights
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  • US$ 1 034
    21 – 28 Sep 8 days 7 nights
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  • US$ 1 034
    5 – 12 Oct 8 days 7 nights
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